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Funder Salon: Effective Grantmaking in Africa

Monday, November 10, 2014 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm PST
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear Street, Suite 360, San Francisco, CA
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Any grantmaker who funds in Africa will tell you that approving grants for organizations and communities on the other side of the globe creates its own unique challenges, especially now. How can grantmakers align their  priorities with those frontline changemakers and African community leaders? How can the philanthropic community collaborate with leaders in the African community to respond quickly and effectively to crises such as the Ebola outbreak? 

NCG and the One World Children’s Fund are excited to present an intimate salon for grantmakers, African diaspora leaders, and frontline changemakers working in Africa featuring the Executive Director of Akili Dada Purity Kagwiria who will be traveling from Nairobi, Kenya to attend.

Join us as we host a dialogue for philanthropists, leaders from the African Diaspora Network, and community-based organization leaders. As part of the workshop we’ll work together to discuss goals and leverage networks that will help us achieve our goals. Participants will also have time to share priorities and ideas, and learn about some of the exciting work that is currently creating opportunity for children, youth, men, and women in Africa.

Come Join Us To

  1. Identify and connect with existing collaboratives that prioritize grantmaking in Africa;
  2. Engage in candid dialogue with frontline changemakers about the challenges and successes of grantmaking in Africa; and
  3. Highlight the critical role of members of the African Diaspora.


Purity Kagwiria, Executive Director, Akili Dada based in Nairobi, Kenya
Steph "Allie" Heckman, Executive Director, One World Children’s Fund
Almaz Negash, Founder, the African Diaspora Network

Targeted Audience

This is a free funder-only event and is open to NCG and prospective members. If you are not a member of NCG and would like to register for this program, please email the NCG registrar at registrar[at]ncg[dot]org.

About Akili Dada

At Akili Dada, we envision a world where empowered African women from diverse economic backgrounds are equally represented in leadership roles and decision-making processes in Kenya and across the continent. As a leadership incubator, we are grooming young women to meet the urgent need for a new generation of educated, effective African leaders who are committed to improving the lives of the underserved so that all may have a chance to prosper and contribute to the growth of the continent. Because those from underserved areas have the deepest understanding of the needs of those communities, we focus our investment in young women from underprivileged backgrounds who have already demonstrated leadership in their schools and neighborhoods and a desire to address community concerns.